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Abortion retrial for Evelyn Hernandez begins again in El Salvador

(CNN)The retrial of a teenage rape victim will resume on Thursday in El Salvador, in a case that has drawn global attention to the country's strict anti-abortion laws.Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez, now 21, will return to the Ciudad Delgado courtroom, after being accused of inducing an abortion and convicted of aggravated murder when she was a teenager. She pled not guilty to these charges when the retrial began last month."I didn't know I was pregnant," Hernandez told reporters outside the court house at the time. "Had I known I was pregnant, I would have awaited the baby with pride and joy." Her defense team has said that her pregnancy was the result of a rape.In April 2016, Hernandez was rushed to a local emergency room in her hometown of El ...